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Dyeing Swimsuit

I am starting a customized swimsuit manufacturing business and would like to know more about dying a swimsuit. I would like to use a batik style to create fabric designs, but I am not sure if that is possible. What sort of dye would I need to use and how is it done exactly?
Thank you so much,
Emily

Dear Emily,
I am sorry, I can’t help you with this because swimsuits are traditionally made of synthetics – lycra, polyester, etc. Nylon, if you can find it, can be dyed using the acid dyes available at www.dharmatrading.com. Dharma also offers cotton/lycra prepared-for-dyeing fabric suitable for swimsuits, if you like this sort of fabric. You’re probably going to end up having your fabric dyed at the factory – in large amounts. Keep talking to industry professionals and see what you can turn up.
best,
Jennifer

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